Maintenance Committee: Streets

Niguel Shores Community Association has about 13 miles of asphalt streets. The Maintenance Department is responsible for the long-term health of these streets, and this maintenance is one of the largest reserve items that NSCA covers. A multiyear street-by-street plan is updated annually to predict future expenses and to plan for street maintenance … [Read more...]

Maintenance Committee: Phase II of Coach Light Project

Phase II of the Coach Light Project, a quantity of 100, eighteen-inch fixtures are all installed on the entrance pilasters. Installation began in January at Mercator and Nauticus entrances, followed by Salvador, Hobart, Perth, Brisbane, Montego, Sidney, Tampico, Verrazanno, Coral, Tasman, Bothnia, Amundsen, Marmara, Danzig, Taranto, Ionian, Kara, … [Read more...]

Maintenance Committee: United States Flag Code

The Maintenance staff has the responsibility for the USflag at the NSCA community center. At times, the flag is flown at half-staff. The pertinent section of the United States Flag Code says, “by order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a … [Read more...]

Maintenance Committee: Water Leaks

Maintenance Staff eliminates a Mysterious Water Leak on Niguel Shores Drive. Many who frequent the trip to the beach bluff parking may have noticed a small stream of water in the gutter starting in early spring of 2016. At first, all dismissed it as just groundwater. Some investigation revealed that the water was originating in the storm … [Read more...]

Maintenance Committee: Fire Hydrants

In Niguel Shores the utility infrastructure is not NSCA property, but the appearance of the utilities’ equipment’s has a significant effect on the overall community appearance. Within our association boundaries, we have about 100 fire hydrants. Their exposure to the Dana Point environment has resulted in the all too familiar problem of rust. The … [Read more...]

Maintenance Committee: September 2016 Update

Do drought years reduce the need for street sealer coat? Our June article gave an overview of street maintenance and a promise for a sealer coating project in September. After inspecting our streets, the experts have recommended delaying those projects because the current coating is in excellent shape. Possibly, the reduced deterioration is because … [Read more...]

Maintenance Committee – Activity Update

There are many maintenance projects in process or under investigation. The Committee is investigating, at the request of the Board of Directors, installing a similar street sign made of high-density polyethylene. It will have the appearance of wood and produced at a much lower cost. A light will be attached. Speaking of street signs, there was … [Read more...]

Maintenance Committee: Paving

So, are they going to pave the streets again this year? (Some simple questions require more than yes or no.) Niguel Shores Homeowners own about 1.6 million square feet of streets and parking areas. (That is about 37 acres for those of us that think of land area in terms of acres). It is a significant investment that has to be protected … [Read more...]

Maintenance Committee: Underground Water

We live in a large watershed where surface and underground water flow from the Santa Ana Mountains to the ocean. Most of the surface water flows in San Juan Creek to the Pacific Ocean at Doheny State Beach, while the underground water flows under Dana Point and its surroundings. This underground water is mostly at significant depths, but some is … [Read more...]

Maintenance Committee: Committee Assignments

Maintenance Committee Assignments One of the blessings that Niguel Shores enjoys is the many volunteers who work to keep our community beautiful and well maintained. As a relatively new resident, I have been deeply impressed that this community seems to be sipping from a fountain of youth because the infrastructure is repaired and updated before … [Read more...]